You might love getting barbecued under the scorching sun of Greece or Portugal over a book or engage into underwater voyeurism – snorkeling as some prefer to call it. But I bet many of you can’t believe many dare-devils out there anticipate summer time to start climbing up sharp, steep rocks jeopardizing ending up in scattered pieces. Yep, its all about rock climbing.
I have personally experimented with rock climbing a couple of times and I can say that it is very enjoyable but definitely very demanding sport from both a physical and a psychological perspective.
I was quite amazed, as you can imagine, finding out that many Britons actually practice it in the flat as a pancake UK. Apparently, and I was shocked to discover that, there are plenty of ideal locations in a close proximity to London as well; Somerset, Bristol, North Wales, Dartmoor, Portland & the Peak District attract thrill-hungry Brits who mistake themselves for mountain goats.
Of course the whole thing is heavily regulated. Prior to attending a training course you must be registered with the Mountain Leader Training Board (MLTE) and have received a logbook while there are other qualifications as well in regards to locations and skills like the SPA.
So there you go, if you fancy Tom Cruise-in-mission-impossible-style vacation go ahead, I have given you the heads up... and by the way you will find me chilling by the pool.